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Irish Surname - McEvoy

Origin of the Irish Surname McEvoy

The Irish surname McEvoy, also spelled as Mac Eógh, Mac Evoy, or Evoy, is of Gaelic origin, derived from the Gaelic name "Mac Eogh," which means "son of Eogh." Eogh is a given name meaning "yew" and is an ancient Irish name. The McEvoy family originates from the Leinster province, mainly in the counties of Laois and Offaly, where they held significant lands and influence in the area during the Middle Ages.

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Variations of the Irish Surname McEvoy

Coat of Arms and Motto

The coat of arms associated with the McEvoy surname features a red shield with a silver lion rampant, signifying courage and strength. Above the shield, there is a helmet and a crest, which displays a hand holding a broken spear. The motto of the McEvoy family is "Pro Deo et patria," which translates to "For God and country."

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